Text of Steve Jobs' email sent yesterday to all Apple employees:
I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.
In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.
Dr.rer.nat. Mohamed Amine Chatti is a Senior Computer Sciencist at Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has a diploma degree in computer science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 2004 and a PhD degree in computer science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2010. His research focuses on Web Information Systems, Technology Enhanced Learning, Data Science, and Knowledge Management.